A raging work-in-progress panel of Corbie - one angry bird! I've still got some work to do on the draft pages before I can move on to the finalized pencil art. Fortunately the remaining pages in this issue take place indoors and don't require me to lovingly render any more woodland areas or grassy fields...
A small teaser of the full Art Nouveau / Alphonse Mucha style cover for the expanded and remastered version of Corbie issue 1. I'm gradually going through the first issue of CMC and making changes for a future release that you'll be able to own in both digital and print formats. Be sure to follow the various Corbie accounts across IG, YouTube and Twitch to watch it all take shape on the livestreams! 👩⚔🔮🌃
This #art was originally created for World #Introvert Day, but only now did I get around to producing this giant-sized poster. A hi-res digital version has now been made available to all donors on Ko-Fi for anyone who'd like to create their own print versions at any size. Further goodies will also be made available to those who contribute, so stay tuned!
Corbie is now officially on YouTube! Please enjoy this encore presentation of today's inaugural livestream, which sees me pencilling a page from the next issue and talking about all sorts of subjects related to making comics.
The deed is done.
The last page of rough pencils for Corbie issue 3 was finished late last night. Overall I'm pretty happy with the way it's shaping up. There are a few things I'd like to go back and change, but there's still plenty of scope for making tweaks before this project is done.
Work on the clean pencil art starts today!
I've been working on the rough art for Corbie issue 3 for a few weeks now, and the finish line is almost in sight. Another couple of pages remaining, then it's on to the next step in the production process.
Some of my favourite panels to draw are the ones with Corbie in action or flying around, as well as anything where characters break through the boundaries of the comic panels. Happily, these last few pages check all these boxes.
I was feeling blue last night and struggling to push through with pencilling the next page of the comic, so I decided to switch things up and create some new chalkboard art instead.
Some days I grapple with self-doubt, but I always believe in Corbie, and that having a superhero for introverts / HSPs to identify with is a good "caws". If you'd like to help support it, you can donate to the CMC Ko-Fi at https://ko-fi.com/corbie
Highlights from today's Corbie pencilling sessions. Rough art is always subject to change, especially when I drop the ball like I did with the second image. Corinne had removed her helmet during this scene and I accidentally drew her with it on, so now I need to partially redraw it.
Welcome to the wonderful world of sequential art, where you get to manage not just props and wardrobe, but continuity too 😅
Found this pen doodle of Corinne from... I'm gonna say about 2012... while rummaging around in my desk drawer.
Not super different to how she looks today. The most notable change is that she used to have braided strands of hair above her temples that met up around the back of her head. That element didn't last long as her design was cleaned up / simplified for comics.
A very rough first preview of Corbie issue 3's pencils. This will go through a good few more iterations before it's done.
I'm recording myself drawing this issue, which is taking some getting used to. It's funny how seeing my work via monitor as I draw almost feels like a second set of eyes, and highlights issues I otherwise wouldn't have seen.
February 7th is Corinne's birthday! (She's still 16, thanks to floating timeline magic). To celebrate, here's some new art from just prior to the events of issue one. Fortunately for us, she didn't take the hint, or "Corinne Morgan, Corbie" would have been a short-lived comic. #readcmc #webcomics #mastoart #art #comics
*** A mini-thread on fixing up dud comic panels ***
Sometimes it's not until you've had some distance between drawing a comic and re-reading it that you spot issues. In the case of Corbie issue 1 it took so long to draw that it was almost a completely different animal by the time I got to the last page.
Back view of Corbie's character design from pre-issue 1. When everyone received updated model sheets prior to issue 2, only a few minor tweaks were made compared to what you see here, most notably that the "backpack" element of the armor was switched from blue to red. #comics #readcmc #mastoart #comicbooks #art
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